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Looking Back on 50 Years: WSG Safety Training

May 14, 2021

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant, we’re digging through our photo archive to share moments from our program’s history throughout the coming year. Here is a photo from 1979 of one of WSG’s marine safety and first aid trainings, where the participants are practicing cold-water rescue. WSG helps Washington fishermen reduce risks with port-based, U.S. Coast Guard-certified training in emergency preparedness, fire response, cold-water rescue, first aid and other safety measures, using the latest equipment and procedures. Staff specialists also train recreational boaters in first aid and at-sea safety and survival. Part of the WSG mission is to help people and marine life thrive by teaching technical expertise and supplying educational activities that support the responsible use and conservation of ocean and coastal ecosystems.